WASHINGTON, 1/28/15 — Between tuition, room and board, books and of course those late-night pizza deliveries, the costs to get a college education can really add up.

GEICO is stepping up in 2015 to ease students’ financial burden by granting awards of $2,500 to more than 50 college sophomores and juniors across the country through the GEICO Achievement Award Program.

GEICO, which has honored hundreds of students over the past 20-plus years with $1,000 awards, has more than doubled the prize for awardees this year. To be eligible, participants must:

– Be currently enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at any accredited four-year college or university
– Possess sophomore or junior status
– Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
– Be majoring in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related program
– Have demonstrated leadership on campus and/or within the community

Eligible students can learn more about the program, download an application and watch a video at the Achievement Awards site. Participants will need to submit (via email or fax) a resume, short essay and unofficial transcripts to apply. The postmark deadline is March 2, 2015, and recipients will be notified in June 2015.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Go to www.geico.com for more information.